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Heeeeelp meeeeee! I want to put an end to the trench misery!

(16 Posts)
PetiteMum Thu 21-Feb-13 22:36:18

I have olive skin and dark hair. Beige washes me out. BUT I love beige trenches as they are classic and figure I can always wear a scarf in my colours with one.

OR I can simply buy a red trench that I know will suit me.

OR I can buy a navy, but then I love navy chinos and I will look like a twit with navy on navy........

I know its not the end of the world, but I need to BUY one and stop obsessing.
Opinions please!!! Thanks

AphraBehn Thu 21-Feb-13 22:41:11

Buy the red.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 21-Feb-13 23:36:36

I have similar colouring to you and bought a beige one. I just wear it with scarves. I think it's more adaptable than red might be. However, red sounds good too. Have both!

libertychick Thu 21-Feb-13 23:50:53

Same here, beige is not my best colour but I always wear my beige trench with a scarf. I have a red winter coat and I am very tired of it after only 3 months of wear and lots of my scarves don't work with it which is rather annoying.
Top tip though - buy a waterproof trench - my one is a heavy cotton version from Gap and it creases a lot and shows watermarks when it rains which looks weird.

SilverSixpence Fri 22-Feb-13 00:00:26

Any links for nice beige trenches? I'm on the lookout too!

QueenCadbury Fri 22-Feb-13 06:28:50

I'd go for red if it fits in with the rest of your clothes or beige if not.

liberty any links to waterproof trenches? I really love the new navy gap one but haven't bought it as if we have another wet spring/summer it'll be useless on the school run.

novelsituation Fri 22-Feb-13 07:46:00

I've just bought this.

I think it's cut really well, but it's not a waterproof one.

libertychick Fri 22-Feb-13 21:47:12

QueenCadbury thinking about it I meant water resistant rather than waterproof! No links as I have deliberately not looked for one. I am determined to wear my 'not entirely perfect Gap one' for another spring/summer as it's ok and I am being picky about the creasing, blotchy marks when it rains etc grin...Like novels coat though...

coraltoes Fri 22-Feb-13 21:58:52

I am olive skinned too and bought a great greeny Olivey Stoney colour by Burberry, very flattering. Basically darker than beige, so warmer.

TravelinColour Fri 22-Feb-13 22:02:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PoppyWearer Fri 22-Feb-13 22:02:49

My best beige trench purchase has been one from Banana Republic, years ago in New York. Still going strong. Which is probably why the Gap one is good. Banana Republic ones tend to get good reviews in magazines.

I recently bought a genuine Burberry one on eBay for a bargainers £50. £10 on a dry clean and it's as good as new. Can't yet report back on whether or not it' good, as it's been too flipping cold!

noviceoftheday Fri 22-Feb-13 22:03:24

How about this one?

TravelinColour Fri 22-Feb-13 22:38:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

noviceoftheday Fri 22-Feb-13 22:41:17

Travelincolour...Oops missed that bit.blushblushit is a great shape, I promise!

PetiteMum Sat 23-Feb-13 01:18:37

Gosh, so many options! I love the sound of the olive Burberry one......drool....... Not rich enough though sad

Thank you everyone, more surfing for me! Trench porn!

QueenCadbury Sat 23-Feb-13 07:11:47

I need north face with their technical know how to make me a stylish trench. There seriously must be a market for that. Shower resistant is just not good enough for me <speaks from bitter experience of 1 mile school walk getting soaked>.

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